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Friday Find: One Thing You Need to Make Toddlers Smile in Photo Shoots

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baby photography and toddler photo shoots are all about capturing those smiles!


*I usually share outfits that emphasize flattering an apple shape, but while I’m settling into life with a baby, I’ll only be doing Friday Find posts. Style posts will return when things have settled down.

The challenge with baby photography and toddler photo shoots

I love doing at home baby photography sessions. If you have a good phone camera and a white sheet, it’s super easy. But what happens? Toddlers won’t stay still. I can’t get my baby to smile. Yup. Major challenges for doing photo shoots with babies and toddlers.

Easy solution to get toddlers to smile and giggle during a photo shoot

When my son was in preschool, the photographer doing the school photos had the most genius¬†tool to get kids to smile! She would have them sit down on a bench just their size, ¬†and while she would do close up pics with one hand clicking a camera on a tripod, in her other hand, she would tickle the kids…

with an old school duster!

How brilliant is that!? It’s long enough to reach them and gets automatic giggles and genuine smiles. Do you have any tricks for when you take pics of your kiddos? I’d love to know.

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